Dell expanded its Open Networking with the launch of Operating System 10 (OS10).
This networking software is designed to introduce new levels of software flexibility and programmability in large-scale data center environments, Dell said in a press statement.
“Modern, software-defined, data centers require a fresh approach to operations – not just for the network, but across compute and storage elements as well,” said Tom Burns, vice president and general manager, Dell Networking and Enterprise Infrastructure.
“OS10 gives customers a future-ready springboard to innovate their networks and data center infrastructure more quickly and consistently, affording customers greater efficiency and capability at scale.”
Dell said OS10 will be available in two modules- OS10 Base Module and OS10 Application Module. OS10 Base Module is available for free and runs a fully-open, unmodified Linux distribution.
OS10 also supports traditional networking functions (L2/L3 protocols) from Dell as well as numerous third-party, native Linux, and open source applications such as IP, fabric and security services combined with management and automation tools.
In March, Dell expects OS10 base module will begin shipping and Dell-developed application modules will enter beta testing for release later in the year.